253 episodes

The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic.

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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic.

    Interviewing the most notable Moms on the planet: A conversation with podcasters Ashley Adamson and Lisa McCaffrey. Plus, Andrew Maraniss, the author of “Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball team”

    Interviewing the most notable Moms on the planet: A conversation with podcasters Ashley Adamson and Lisa McCaffrey. Plus, Andrew Maraniss, the author of “Inaugural Ballers: The True Story of the First U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball team”

    Episode 244 of the Sports Media Podcast features Ashley Adamson, the lead studio host for football and basketball on the Pac-12 Network, and Lisa McCaffrey, a former Stanford University star soccer player who has raised four adult sons, all of whom still play or coach football, most notably Christian McCaffrey who plays for the Carolina Panthers. In this podcast, Adamson and McCaffrey discuss their new podcast, “Your Mom,” a weekly conversation with moms of the most notable, successful people on the planet; how this venture came together; how they make the pitch to the Moms they want; their conversations with the mothers of Ryan Leaf (Marcia Leaf) and Jake Plummer (Marilyn Plummer); where they hope this podcast is a year from now; how to build a podcast from scratch, and more. Maraniss discusses why he wanted to write the book; the notable players on the 1976 team including Pat Summitt, Ann Meyers, Nancy Lieberman, and Lucy Harris; the impact of the team on the sport; uncovering women’s sports stories from history, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Amazon’s first NFL viewership numbers — and what it means. A conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn. Plus, Fred Segal, the author of Freezing Cold Takes: NFL and the person behind the Old Takes Exposed Twitter account.

    Amazon’s first NFL viewership numbers — and what it means. A conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn. Plus, Fred Segal, the author of Freezing Cold Takes: NFL and the person behind the Old Takes Exposed Twitter account.

    Episode 243 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn. He is followed by Fred Segal, the author of Freezing Cold Takes: NFL. Football’s Most Inaccurate Predictions And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them. Since 2015, Segal has run the popular Old Takes Exposed account on Twitter. In this podcast, Deitsch and Finn discuss what Amazon’s huge ‘Thursday Night Football’ debut viewership number means; Amazon getting 11.8 million viewers on its own for the main broadcast and 13 million when you include the local broadcasts; Amazon’s first-party measurement, across all platforms, saying it averaged 15.3 million viewers in total; how to view the issues some viewers had; the PR push from Amazon and the NFL; broadcasting Aaron Judge’s record homer run and more. Segal discusses why he wanted to turn this content into a book; how he approached the research for this; his favorite NFL stories in the book;  the exploding growth of  Old Takes Exposed; how sports media people have responded over the years; the idea of monetizing opinion with no accountability, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    A massive welfare scandal in Mississippi, a volleyball facility, and Brett Favre: A conversation with Mississippi Today investigative reporter Anna Wolfe

    A massive welfare scandal in Mississippi, a volleyball facility, and Brett Favre: A conversation with Mississippi Today investigative reporter Anna Wolfe

    Episode 242 of the Sports Media Podcast features Anna Wolfe, an investigative reporter writing about poverty and economic justice at Mississippi Today. In this podcast, Wolfe discusses her eye-opening and vital reporting on an alleged massive criminal scandal in which prominent Mississippi officials misspent or stole millions in welfare funds intended for the nation’s poorest residents; the involvement of Brett Favre; the unfortunate truth that it took the star power of Favre to bring national attention to the case; the text messages of former Gov. Phil Bryant to Favre; what happened when Wolfe asked Favre questions by text in 2020; auditors finding that nonprofit leaders misspent at least $77 million in welfare funds and whether that number is actually low; dealing with Favre’s lawyer; where Favre’s potential criminal liability stands; the role of celebrity and sports celebrity in this story; the challenge of this type of reporting; the comparison of the cost of a volleyball stadium versus child care for 920 families, and more.
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    • 44 min
    Thursday Night Football on Prime Video executive producer Fred Gaudelli and lead director Pierre Moossa

    Thursday Night Football on Prime Video executive producer Fred Gaudelli and lead director Pierre Moossa

    Episode 241 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features a conversation with Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, where he leads the TNF game production team headlined by Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, and Kaylee Hartung, and Pierre Moossa, the lead director of Thursday Night Football on Prime Video. 
    In this podcast, Gaudelli and Moossa discuss their evaluation of Amazon’s first regular-season broadcast, the Chiefs’ win over the Chargers; their specific roles for Thursday Night Football; how to build an NFL media production from scratch; what worked and what needs to be improved on; viewer complaints; the technology they have inside and outside their production truck; whether things would have been different if the analyst was Troy Aikman as opposed to Kirk Herbstreit; viewership expectations; what production meetings are like with Michaels and Herbstreit; whether felt like being at the precipice of something revolutionary; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 56 min
    Boston Globe writer Chad Finn on Joe Buck and Troy Aikman’s Monday Night debut and the first broadcast week of the NFL season — and sports broadcaster-turned-agent Alex Flanagan

    Boston Globe writer Chad Finn on Joe Buck and Troy Aikman’s Monday Night debut and the first broadcast week of the NFL season — and sports broadcaster-turned-agent Alex Flanagan

    Episode 240 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests. First up is a conversation with Boston Globe sports media writer Chad Finn and Deitsch on the first week of NFL broadcasting. In this podcast, we offer our thoughts on Joe Buck and Troy Aikman’s ESPN regular-season debut; Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen’s first game as Fox’s top NFL team; Ian Eagle and Charles Davis; Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth, Greg Gumbel and Adam Archuleta and what we anticipate from Amazon’s first game. We also discuss Amazon viewership potential. That conversation is followed by Alex Flanagan, who is the senior vice president, partner, and agent for The Familie Sports Marketing and Talent Agency. Flanagan discusses her fascinating transition from working as a broadcaster for NBC, the NFL Network and ESPN to becoming a talent agent; how and why the transition happened; how she ended up joining The Familie agency; what her current job is; the challenge of building a talent base; representing Kimberley A. Martin, Britt Ghiroli and Sloane Martin among other clients; her personal experience with agents; what she hopes to do heading forward and more.  You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Covering the NFL: A conversation with Jenny Vrentas of New York Times and Lindsay Jones of The Ringer

    Covering the NFL: A conversation with Jenny Vrentas of New York Times and Lindsay Jones of The Ringer

    Episode 239 of the Sports Media podcast features a conversation with Lindsay Jones, a senior editor for The Ringer where she helps lead their NFL coverage and and Jenny Vrentas, a sports reporter for The New York Times with a focus on enterprise and investigations. In this podcast, Jones and Vrentas discuss their respective roles; the challenges of reporting and writing challenging NFL stories; moving from The Athletic to the Ringer for Jones; whether NFL reporters will get increased access; Vrentas’s reporting on Deshaun Watson and how she worked on the story; being cynical about how NFL teams investigate and vet prospects; the climate of investigative reporting for NFL stories; the cognitive dissonance of doing  NFL content; why we think the Bills are rightful; Super Bowl favorites; expectations for Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers this season; Russell Wilson’s move to Denver; the fate of the New York-based NFL teams; why covering the Chargers, Bills, Chiefs and Browns would be interesting, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
580 Ratings

580 Ratings

On Air Hokie ,

Informative and Educational

I’ve been listening to Richard since his days at S.I. As somebody who has worked in the sports media business for 28 years, I can tell you that there is nobody more connected to the pulse and people in this industry.

Yes, he gets the whales in sports media to regularly join him on the podcast. I appreciate the episodes that feature the workhorses, pioneers, those behind the scenes, and the timely guests that tackle the current topics and social issues in sports.

I teach at the Dan Patrick School and Sportscasting, and suggest this podcast to all of my students. I find the work flow, preparation and editorial process conversations Richard has with his guests extremely valuable to those who work (or want to work ) in the sports media business. These interviews illustrate the talent, work and commitment required to not just be a success in our industry, but to make it better.

The interviews are always conversational and insightful. This podcast will ALWAYS have a spot in my regular rotation.

Thanks for all that you do.

@Jeff_Radcliffe
Orlando, FL

DocLouIowa ,

The book

Would have liked more talk about the book with a few examples of the cold takes. Also, can you cut your intro to questions to under 3 minutes.

pdm va soccer ,

FIFA WC broadcast preview?

Really enjoy the show. With 2 months to go, when are the going to do a show about upcoming FIFA World Cup?

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